Get the quality name-brand gear you need to hike, bike, paddle, climb, and camp.
Equipment available to rent: kayaks, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, mountain and road bikes, coolers, stoves, and more.
The Outdoor Center is located in the lower level of TRECS.
To check equipment availability, call 865-974-9749. See policies at bottom of the page.
Rental reservation request must be submitted 2 days prior to pickup date and picked up during open hours.
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|General Camping||1 Day||For The Weekend|
|3- & 4-Person Tents||$5||$10|
|Sleeping Bag (Female & Male, 0, 20 & 50 degree ratings)||$3||$6|
|Ridgerest Ensolite Sleeping Pad||$2||$4|
|Crazy Creek Camp Chair||$2||$4|
|Hammock w/ straps||$3||$6|
|Backpack 60L and 65L (female & male)||$5||$10|
|2-Burner Propane Stove (does not include fuel)||$4||$6|
|Cooler (good for a few hours)||$1||$2|
|Cooler (higher quality name brand, good for several days or high heat)||$3||$6|
|Water Bottle (1 qt)||$1||$2|
|Rock Climbing/Caving||1 Day||For The Weekend|
|Biking*||1 Day||For The Weekend|
|*All bike rentals include helmet and lock.|
|Water Sports||1 Day||For The Weekend|
|Sit on Top Kayak – 1 person*||$10||$18|
|Sit on Top Kayak – 2 person*||$12||$20|
|Stand Up Paddleboard*||$15||$25|
|Whitewater Kayak Package*||$15||$25|
|Sea Kayak Package*^||$15||$25|
|Fly Fishing Rod||$2||$3|
|Fly Fishing Reel||$2||$4|
|Whitewater Kayaking Helmet||$2||$4|
|Paddle (kayak or SUP)||$5||$10|
|*All kayak packages include kayak, PFD, and paddle. Spray skirt included for sea kayak & whitewater kayak. Helmet included with whitewater kayak. SUP rentals include SUP, PFD, paddle, and leash.
Boat and boards are large, cumbersome items. Only straps are provided for securing to a vehicle. You must provide your own foam or large towels. Please call with questions about transportation.
^To rent a sea kayak, you must have a roof rack. Sea kayaks are 16-feet long
|Winter Sports||1 Day||For The Weekend|
|Cross-Country Ski Package**||$10||$15|
|** Package includes boots, skis, and poles. These skis are NOT for ski resort use. Rather, they are used like snowshoes.|
|Guide Books – Climbing in the South East||Call Number|
|Books are available directly from UTK LIbrary Stacks.|
|The Obed: a climber’s guide to the wild and scenic. by Kelly Brown; with photos by Mark A. Large., Greener Grass Publishing. 2011,||GV199.42.T2 B76 2011|
|Rocktown: a comprehensive bouldering guide. by Sean Kearney and Zak Roper. Brayackmedia Publishing. 2012,||GV199.42.G42 P545 2012|
|Horse Pens 40 Bouldering. by Adam Henry. Rockery Press. 2016,||GV199.42.A2 H46 2016|
|Chattrad: A Comprehensive Guide to Chattanooga Trad Climbing. by Rob Robinson. Rockery Press, 2014||GV199.42.T22 C43 2014|
|Red River Gorge – South: a rock climbing guidebook to Kentucky’s Red River Gorge., Wolverine Publishing. 2015,||GV199.42.K42 E55 2015|
|Red River Gorge – North: a rock climbing guidebook to Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. Wolverine Publishing. 2015||GV199.42.K42 E55 2015|
|Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs: a climber’s guide to 400+ routes within Hickory Nut Gorge, NC. by Mike Reardon & Sean Cobourn. Ground Up Publishing. 2014,||GV199.42.N6 R43 2014|
|Selected Climbs in North Carolina. by Yon Lambert, Harrison Shull. Mountaineers Books. 2002,||GV199.42.N66 L36 2002|
|Cedar Rock and Satellite Crags: A Climber’s Guide, by Mike Reardon and Brad Woolf. Ground Up Publishing. 2012,||GV199.42.N6 R427 2012|
|New River Rock. by Mike Williams. Wolverine Publishing. 2013,||GV200.2.W42 W55 2013|
|Grayson Highlands Bouldering. by Aaron Parlier. Brayackmedia Publishing. 2013,||GV199.42.V82 G74 2013|
|Guide Books – Paddling & Hiking – Select Books||Call Numbers|
|Hiking waterfalls in Tennessee: a guide to the state’s best waterfall hikes. Johnny Molloy. FalconGuides. 2015.||GV199.42.T2 M65 2015|
|Hiking Tennessee: Second edition. A guide to the state’s greatest hiking adventures. Kelley Roark. FalconGuides 2016,||GV199.42.T2 R63 2016|
|The River Gypsies’ guide to North America: a whitewater travel guide to 294 of the continent’s best rivers. by Leland Davis, Andria Davis, & friends. Brushy Mountain Publishing. 2010,||GV788 .D385 2010|
|Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians by Kirk Eddlemon. Wolverine Publishing. 2014.||GV783 .E33 2014|
- We can accept cash, check, Vol Card, MasterCard, or Visa.
- Reservation requests must be submitted 2 days before the requested pickup date.
- Any reservations canceled on the day of the pickup will incur a $2/item fee.
- Any reservations not picked up or canceled prior to 1 PM on the day of the pick up will incur a $5/item fee.
- Equipment returned late is charged at twice the daily rate for every day the equipment is late.
- Equipment is available to current UT students, as well as faculty and staff with a valid RecSports membership. Department, office, team and registered student organization rental information here.
- Rental Rate Periods: Daily means one 24 hour period (available, M,T,W,TH) and Weekend means pickup on Friday and return Monday. During business hours.
- Renter is held financially responsible for cleaning, theft, loss, abnormal wear and tear damage, and any late fees assessed.
- Any fees not paid within one month of the scheduled return date, results in a hold placed on the renter’s university account or a suspension of Rec Sports utilization.
- Refunds are not given for equipment rentals once rented.